"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust
The holidays are a lot like a good yoga class - they're fun and nourishing, and parts of them can be really challenging.
So when the going gets tough with that difficult relative, remember the lesson of The Difficult Yoga Pose. Relax into the discomfort. Focus on whatever happiness you can discover in the experience.
Whether in a yoga pose or in a difficult encounter, the exercise of strengthening and stretching may be just the thing to make your soul blossom.
And remember that what blossoms may be something you really don't expect. Catch the flowers on the yoga bike below, photographed on the streets of Berlin. The bike isn't sleek or perfect, and neither is our yoga practice or our relatives.
Rather, they're quirky and beautiful. And they may be the perfect thing for getting us down the road.
Fay and Mid
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